The world is waiting to be seen
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau gift certificates can be created in any amount and easily redeemed for flights, hotels and tours- anywhere in the world. Travel is a perfect gift for that special someone. Gift certificates are fully customizable with photos and tour options added upon request.
The following showcases the dazzling beauty of our planet and can provide inspiration for a gift certificate highlighting a specific destination. We’ve taken into consideration what is open and feasible- so let these gorgeous locations inspire you. As always, we at SB Travel are here to make your dream trip a reality.
Italy, dolce vita
Enjoy the dolce vita, “sweet life” while soaking up Amalfi Coast sunsets, Roman holidays, Tuscan vineyards – and all of the beauty that Italy boasts.
A perennial favorite with U.S. travelers, you can visit Italy with proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of departure.
Home to many of the world’s greatest works of art, architecture and gastronomy, Italy elates, inspires and moves like no other. The country is one of nature’s masterpieces, with extraordinary natural diversity matched by few.
From the north’s icy Alps and glacial lakes to the south’s fiery craters and turquoise grottoes, this is a place for doing as well as seeing. One day you’re tearing down Courmayeur’s powdery slopes, the next you could be galloping across the marshes of the Maremma, or diving in coral-studded Campanian waters.
Japan, Tokyo to Osaka
This island nation is a case study in striking contrasts and remarkable beauty.
From sushi to sumo wrestling, Japan’s culture is distinctive – and it’s about to see itself on the world’s stage this summer as the country hosts the Olympic Games. As a result, Japan should be in your radar for upcoming travels, as new hotels are opening all the time and public transport systems have had upgrades! The country’s many museums and visitor attractions have even enjoyed renovations ahead of the Games.
Whether you want a thrilling city break in the likes of Tokyo, or you prefer an active trip out in the mountains to hike and enjoy some hot springs, Japan is bound to provide an unforgettable vacation for all.
Havasu Falls, Arizona
Havasu Falls is a dazzling aqua-blue Havasupai Waterfall and tops our beauty list for domestic travel close to California. Watching the water spill over deep-orange, travertine cliffs in a desert oasis- is truly a gift.
The stark contrast between the arid desert landscape of the Havasu Canyon and the lush vegetation near the water is breathtaking. The five Havasupai Falls include: Navajo Falls, Fifty Foot Falls, Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls. All are located on the Havasupai Indian reservation in a side canyon of the Grand Canyon. The waterfalls of the Grand Canyon are like no other in the world, and visiting them is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Norway, Lofoten Islands
Known for the electric northern lights, the midnight sun and picturesque small villages, Lofoten is a jewel.
Experience the northern lights from September to March, climb the famous Svolværgeita mountain and immerses yourself in the culture. You will find local fishermen alongside hipsters and art lovers in the idyllic fishing village of Henningsvær.
In Lofoten, you can have fun with your friends 24 hours a day in summer, under the midnight sun. The Kaviar Factory is Lofoten’s unique venue for world class contemporary art. For an adventure in truly pristine surroundings, take the ferry to the dramatic landscapes of Værøy or the ‘opera island’ Røst.